IHCL opens property in India’s holy city of Tirupati

Property comprises 106-rooms and is inspired by the Dravidian style of architecture

The property has several F&B outlets, one of which is the all-day diner – Varuna.
Jaideep Oberoi
The property has several F&B outlets, one of which is the all-day diner – Varuna.

Taj, the Indian Hotels Company’s brand has opened a hotel in the Indian city of Tirupati.

The city is home to the shrine of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, an important religious spot for Hindus. Inspired by the Dravidian style of architecture, the 106 rooms and suites carry the inspiration further in silk wallpaper and local motifs in the floor carpets.

Speaking about the property, Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and chief executive officer, The Indian Hotels Company, said: “IHCL has been a pioneer in the religious tourism segment in the country and is delighted to announce the opening of Taj in Tirupati; one of the largest pilgrimage destinations attracting millions of devotees annually. This opening reaffirms our commitment to offer travellers a flavour of India’s rich cultural heritage in world-class settings.”

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The property has several F&B outlets, one of which is the all-day diner – Varuna that offers local Andhra flavours along with global cuisines. South Indian city Chennai’s award-winning regional cuisine restaurant – Southern Spice will also be part of the property.

Other culinary options include Upper Deck, the hotel’s grill station and Neera – a contemporary bar.

Taj Tirupati targets both business and leisure travellers, and offers meeting rooms and banqueting venues.

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